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Mumbai-Goa cruise ship sent back with all passengers, including Covid infected

According to a Mint report, in the wake of 66 of the over 2,000 people on board the Cordelia cruise ship tested positive for Covid-19 infection, an official from a shipping agency said that the cruise ship has been sent back to Mumbai from Goa with all the passengers after some of the infected persons refused to get admitted to a medical facility in the coastal state.

The official has informed that the infected passengers would be isolated on the ship. As many as 66 of the over 2,000 people on board the Cordelia cruise ship, which came to Goa from Mumbai, tested positive for Covid-19, said Vishwajit Rane, Health Minister, Goa.

The cruise liner, was carrying hordes of New Year revelers. The testing of those on board the vessel was necessitated after a crew member was found infected with the coronavirus on Sunday, an official said.

The ship was sent back at 11.30 pm on January 03 after 27 passengers, who had tested positive, refused to disembark, Govind Pernulkar, manager operations, JM Baxi and Co, a local ship agent said. “The ship had to be sent back after some of the passengers who tested positive refused to get admitted to a Covid-19 facility in Goa. Only six crew members out of the total 66 who had tested positive were disembarked in Goa,” he said.

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